“Click it or Ticket” is a national program sponsored by the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It is the country’s most
successful seat belt enforcement campaign ever, helping create the highest
observed national seat belt usage rate of 82 percent, and 92% for Nevada.
Nevada Department of Public Safety—Office of Traffic Safety (NDPS) is working
with schools and community organizations to spread information about teen seat
belt safety and the Click It or Ticket program. Teens have higher fatality and
injury rates in motor vehicle crashes than any other age group. One of the most
effective measures a teen can take to prevent injury and death in a crash is to
wear a seat belt, but the majority of fatally injured teens are not buckled up.
While observed seat belt use for teens has risen gradually, the majority of
16-20 year old vehicle occupants killed in car crashes continue to be
unrestrained (62% nationally, 59% in Nevada).
In an effort to increase seat belt usage among this age group, NHTSA has
provided law enforcement agencies and NDPS with a federal grant to fund
increased patrol during four specific enforcement waves in the coming year.
During these periods, officers from law enforcement agencies throughout the
state will be conducting stepped-up enforcement for seat belt violations and
helping spread the message that seat belts save lives.
This contract outlines ten specific guidelines and introduces important issues
to be addressed by parents when talking with their teens about driving. The
contract also serves as a formal agreement to be kept by parents to ensure that
teens are complying with the outlined guidelines.
Along with the contract, DPS-Office of Traffic Safety has prepared a list of reasons it is important to
talk to teens about traffic safety. This document provides starter information
about risk factors, and important issues for parents to discuss with their
May 18-31, 2009 - Federal,
state and local officials will conduct the annual
Click It or
seat belt mobilization
the obvious benefits of wearing a seat belt, many people still resist. Law
enforcement officers and state highway safety agencies hear some crazy excuses.
here to see the Top 10 excuses heard by Officers in Delaware for not buckling
up, along with responses.
please remind your audience that
slowing down even just a little bit will
increase their gas mileage and reduce the burden on their wallet. So far,
highway safety officials aren’t noticing that the public is slowing down, but
hopefully, that will come.